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After5 April 2014 - Nonprofit Issue

After5 April 2014 - Nonprofit Issue

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After5 proudly presents the 2014 Nonprofit Issue!
After5 proudly presents the 2014 Nonprofit Issue!

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ENTERTAINMENT NEWSPAPER
AFTER5
UPPER RED RIVER VALLEY
Nonprofit Issue 2014 
Photo Provided by Red River Valley Habitat for Humanity and JLG Architects 
April 2014 
 
AFTER5 ENTERTAINMENTNEWSPAPER PRESENTSTHE NONPROFIT ISSUE
By Mike Peterson, Owner of After5
I wanted to take a pause in our coverage of area entertainment andevents at After5 and focus on the people and organizations thatmake this community great. So what we did is reach out to a hand-ful of nonprofit organizations and get to know a little bit abouttheir missions, their stories and upcoming events. In the end, there are so many organizations and people, too manyto count (at least for me), so this is by no means a comprehensivelisting of nonprofits in the Grand Forks-East Grand Forks area. Butwe could and tried to do is offer a glimpse into the spirit of the giving heart, the volunteer. It is our hope that the “Nonprofit Issue” will be a popular staplewith people and maybe, just maybe encourage someone to lend ahand and help out in the community. There might just be some-thing for you between these pages. Whether it’s participating inoutdoor activities with Ground Up Adventures, helping build ahouse with Habitat for Humanity, or assisting people with disabili-ties at Development Homes, we believe you might be able to find away.Enjoy.Mike
PUTTING THE COMMUNITY IN COMMUNITY THEATRE ATFIRE HALL THEATRE
By Kathy Coudle-King, Executive Director
It’s been 50 years since the “official” start of the conflict, which weknow as the Vietnam War, and almost 40 years since it ended, butthe ghosts of that war have not been laid to rest. The upcoming drama, Last of the Boys, revolves around two Viet-nam Vets, a widow, a daughter, and the ghosts that will not be exor-cised. The Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre (GGFCT) is a non- profit, established in 1947. Often “community theatre” is associ-ated with amateur acting, door bells that dong after the actor hasentered, phones that ring after the person has picked it up. Whilethere’s absolutely nothing wrong with that, the quality of theatreone can see at the Fire Hall, the physical home of the GGFCT, willnot disappoint. Further, the word “community” is taken literally at the Fire HallTheatre in Grand Forks. The 109-year old building is a placewhere the community can come together in a relaxed atmosphere– young and old – student and professional – to laugh, but also to ex- plore important issues. Last of the Boys is one of those plays that will haunt you long after you leave the theatre, much like the characters are haunted on stage by their demons and lost loved ones. Organizers have added layersof programming to this production. For instance, since late Janu-ary Veterans have been participating in free monologue writingworkshops in Minot, Bismarck, Dickinson and Grand Forks. TheGreater Grand Forks Community Theatre – indeed! This little non- profit sure gets around. These writers’ words will be shared duringintermission for Last of the Boys. The names of ND Vietnam Vet-erans killed in action or still considered MIA will be on view in thelobby. And in May, the Veterans in the writing project will descendupon GF for a free, public reading, on the 22nd in anticipation of Memorial Day. A community theatre is a unique nonprofit entity. Yes, it’s a placewhere those who love theatre arts can dabble in the craft, but it’salso a place where stories are shared in the age-old tradition of gathering around the glow of the fire. Secrets are spoken; thingsthat one might never speak in the light of day can be told in thedarkness of the theatre. And as the audience breathes together,laughs together, and sometimes even cries together, that sense of community grows. Community Theatre is more than just amateur entertainers gathering to put on a play. Community Theatre iscommunity building at its most entertaining. Last of the Boys, co produced by Home of Economy, plays April17 – May 3; 7:30 p.m., Thurs – Saturday, with one matinee at 2 p.m. on April 27th. No show Easter Sunday. Tickets are $15 or $12 for seniors, students, and military. Please call 777-4090 to re-serve. Directed by Kathy Coudle-King, assisted by Patrick Pearson, per-formed by Rob Howard, Cameron Burton, Jerry Whery, EmilyElisabeth Caballero, and Sandy Grissom. Musical accompaniment by Ron Franz. Set design by Jeff Kinney, Jared Kinney, CJ Leigh,and Kim Wilson and the Mountainbrook artists. Dramaturgy byMatt Hegdahl and Michael Harvey. Supported in part by the Cityof Grand Forks through the North Valley Arts Council, the ND Hu-manities Council and the ND Council on the Arts.
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DEVELOPMENT HOMES, INC.:
CELEBRATING 40 YEARS WORKING WITH PERSONS WITHDISABILITIES
By Michelle Rydz, Development Director for Development Homes, Inc.
Since 1974 Development Homes, Inc. has been at the forefront of efforts to improve the quality of life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Grand Forks. Founded by Dr. Le-land Lipp, Clarence Ohlsen, and Richard Christensen, Development Homes began as a singlegroup home for children offering therapeutic residential care in a family-like environment. Development Homes played an important role in the restructuring of North Dakota’s services to people with intellectual disabilities. As a result of a class-action lawsuit, hundreds of peoplestatewide have moved from institutional care to community life since the 1980s. The State of  North Dakota looked to non-profit providers such as Development Homes to develop an array of community services. As a result, Development Homes evolved from one group home into thelargest regional provider of multi-faceted DD supports to children, adults, and families in all as- pects of their livesThe mission of Development Homes, Inc is committed to the provision of quality community based support services to persons with disabilities which will enable them to maximize their indi-vidual potential and fulfill their personal dreams. We envision a community built on mutual reci- procity for everyone, driven by progressive leadership, an inspired workforce, strong communityconnections, and wise use of technologyDevelopment Homes makes lifelong commitments and builds lifelong relationships with every person we serve. We are there at every stage of life, connecting parents with young children withdisabilities with the family resources they need; helping young people gain skills that will helpthem live and work independently; helping adults maintain their homes and secure and retainmeaningful employment; and providing a secure and stimulating environment for senior citizens. Family support is an important part of the success of Development Homes. DHI offers a variety of support to families of people with disabilities. In-home services allows the primary caregiver respite while their loved ones are being cared for by trained staff. Family Care Options supportsyoung adults ages 18-21 in an apartment or house setting. Young adults in this program attendschool and begin atransition programworking toward employ-ment. At 21, they cantransition from family homes to adult residential services. Parenting Support assists individuals who are parents of children with disabilities. Parents receivetraining that is individualized and focused on the needs of their child. Finally, the Family Advisory Committee provides all families the opportunity to give input about pro-grams and support one another. Tess Wagenaar, family support manager said that DHI works hard to connect with the families on a personal level so that the provided support is tailored to each family’s unique situation. Development Homes recognizes that “honoring the trust we have been given” is an essential compo-nent of its promise to the families and guardians of the people we support every day. The core foun-dation is that DHI is committed to the best possible health and safety of every individual.Development Homes’ recognize the awesome responsibility that this entails – making sure that peo- ple who are vulnerable in many ways are protected from harm and provided the opportunity for the best quality of life. It also means a commitment to supporting people to be as independent as possi- ble, and to grow and learn.
YOUR NEW WORLD SPORTS PUB
Located in the Canad Inns Destination Center, Tavern United is a new world sports pub for all ages where friends gather for frothy fun, fabulous food and guaranteed good times!Tavern United presents a full menu of your favourite pub meals each with a special twist thatyou’re sure to love. Check out our complete menu below.Tavern United offers over a dozen premium beers on tap from dark, rich stouts, tasty paleales, to light and frothy lagers. Tavern United also offers a variety of sophisticated and funmartinis. For wine lovers, we will delight you with our selection of reds and whites fromaround the globe including new world reds from Australia and sunny whites from SouthAfrica and the USA. You can also enjoy a selection of fine wines from Canada’s wine grow-ing regions in Southern Ontario and British Columbia.It’s all served up in a friendly sports bar atmosphere where you can play a game of darts or  pool with the gang from the office, your curling, baseball, or hockey team, or just relax withfriends and catch up. There are always sports on the many LCD flat screen TVs around the pub, so it's a great place to watch UND Hockey, the Grey Cup, the Stanley Cup Playoffs, theSuperbowl, a Bowl Game, NBA, World Soccer, the Olympics, the Winnipeg Jets, WinnipegGoldeyes, or Winnipeg Blue Bombers and cheer on your heroes with your many new friends.For more information or for reservations, contact Trisha Kinney at 701-787-2511 or tkinney@canadinns.com.Canad Inns Destination Center Grand Forks reserves the right to modify or change specialswith little or no advance warning. Visit www.canadinns.comfor updated information.
SUNDAY
$2.50 Select Drinks
MONDAY
1.50 Captain Morgans andKaraoke (7pm-close)
TUESDAY
$2.50 Select Drinks (7pm-close)
WEDNESDAY
$3 Domestics and 25 centwings (7pm-close)
THURSDAY
$3 Domestics and 25 centwings (7pm-close)
FRIDAY
$2.50 Domestic (7pm-close)
This Month’s Feature at Canad Inns
APR 2014 •YEAR SIX NUMBER FOUR| AFTER5GF.COM •PAGE 3 | /After5GF @After5GF

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